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29. Jan 2006

50 most loathsome people in America

FEMA's Michael Brown
Tiddskriftet The BEAST (tilsyneladende en lidt mere vitriolsk men ikke så hyppigt opdateret udgave af The Onion) har udnævnt The 50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2005.

Jeg er ikke helt enig i alle nomineringerne (nogle af dem er måske endda lovlig vitriolske), men FEMAs (forhenværende) Michael Brown kommer ind som en flot nummer 35:
Second fiddle to Bush’s Nero—except that while New Orleans sank, Michael Brown just fiddled with himself. A man of geological indolence, Brown makes lichens seem dynamic. Despite being woefully unqualified for his job as FEMA director, it was Brown’s lethal callousness that really astounded (and killed) so many Americans. When one of only two FEMA employees Brown had vouchsafed New Orleans wrote two days after Katrina that "the situation is past critical," Brown responded, "Thanks for the update. Anything specific I need to do or tweak?" When he finally arrived in Louisiana, Brown was preoccupied with demanding more time to eat dinner at a Baton Rouge restaurant, instead of sucking down an MRE and getting to work doing his incredibly important job, like a fucking man. Brown reacted to the most important moment in his life like an immature college student who realizes he’s fucking up the semester and stops going to class without telling anyone. No human being can possibly be this ineffective unless he simply doesn’t give a shit if people die.
Værd at nævne er også Dick Cheney, som scorer en sølvmedalje:
At the forefront of nearly every administration effort to anihillate the constitution. A true psychopath with only one motivating force; insatiable greed. Insists that we can only remain "free" through torture, spying and secrecy. Bears the crooked ugliness of a man whose entire life has been devoted to a senseless pursuit of power, and whose most effective weapon is a total lack of ethics, or even decorum. So cartoonishly evil he defies parody.
Link til omtalen af de 50 - øhh, ikke mest overvældende sympatiske - amerikanske berømtheder.